Hosted Buyer registration is now open for CIBTM 2014 (www.cibtm.com), which will take place from 17th – 19th September at the China National Convention Centre in Beijing. Global Meeting, Events and Business Travel Industry decision makers are invited to apply online via www.cibtm.com/en/Hosted-Buyers.
The CIBTM Hosted Buyer Programme will provide over 400 high-level buyers and meeting planners from Asia and the rest of the world with the opportunity to attend the show (fully hosted), where they will be able to conduct business with some 500 national, regional and international hotels, venues, destinations, technology suppliers, business travel and event services providers.
Mr. Johnny Wang, Event Manager from Taikang Insurance Corporation Limited and Hosted Buyer at CIBTM 2013, commented, “With the significant improvement of China’s meetings industry, the country has become a global key player within this sector and I can’t be more pleased that the show is annually taking place in Beijing with its great infrastructure and connectivity. In terms of the show, what I find really useful about CIBTM is that all the people that I need to see are all in one place, which provides me with the opportunity to have strategic discussions about how we can work together to achieve our business’ objectives. Furthermore, the show gives me the possibility to meet new people and not only learn about the industry, but also about new destinations, hotels, venues and services. I will definitely come back in 2014.”
Hosted Buyers also have the opportunity to benefit from a tailored Knowledge Programme, designed to help their professional career development and future business growth. Erica Keogan, Associations and Education Manager, IBTM Events Portfolio, Reed Travel Exhibitions commented, “The CIBTM Knowledge Programme provides learning for everyone from Hosted Buyers through to trade visitors. It is designed for all levels and is focused for the Association, Corporate and Agency sectors and in order to fulfill our promises, we have joined up with some of the leading industry Associations including Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), Meetings Professional International (MPI), International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and the Society for Incentive Travel Executives (SITE).”
“At the same time, our partnership with RecertTrack, the world’s first online portal for certification and re-certification is an essential tool for all delegates giving them a unique opportunity to track their industry related professional development activities, including the credits they obtain by attending the CIBTM Knowledge Programme, therefore we urge our delegates to go online through www.cibtm.com and join up before the show.“Following the qualification process, Hosted Buyers will receive:
- Complimentary return flights from a selected choice of airports
- Complimentary accommodation at an official CIBTM 4/5* hotel in Beijing
- A personalised diary of pre-scheduled appointments with national and international exhibitors of their choice
- Complimentary access to the Knowledge Programme and tailored professional education suited to individuals needs
- Complimentary access to evening receptions, exclusive networking events and entrance to the private Hosted Buyer Lounge during the exhibition
- Complimentary transfers to and from the exhibition
- Pre Event Tour to explore the “jewels” of China
If you are planning to do business in China and represent the following sectors: Professional Conference Organisers, Associations & Societies, Corporate Companies, Event Organisers and Meeting Planners, Government and Education bodies, Travel Agencies, Incentive Houses, PR / Advertising Agencies and Business Travel providers, all you have to do is prove the number and size of meetings, events, incentives and annual conferences, individual purchasing authority, annual budgets for meetings, events and incentives, amount of business conducted and potential for future business in the meetings and business travel industries.
To find out more about the Hosted Buyer programme and to register, please visit: www.cibtm.com/en/Hosted-Buyers.
CIBTM 2014takes place on the 17th – 19th September 2014.